The Hip After School Scholars program began September 4, 2018. On the first day of class each of the 85 students enrolled received a free mesh backpack filled with school supplies. Each backpack was equipped with calculators, crayons, erasers, glue pencil pouches, lead pencils, pens, scissors and spiral notebooks.
The backpacks and supplies were the result of a Rotary grant submitted and received by Abby Hartz, who submitted the grant request while she was a senior at Hazleton Academy of the Sciences. She selected the supplies for each backpack with the assistance of Marie Ernst, Principal. Abby was a member of the 2018 Communities that Care, (CTC) Student Outreach Committee. Abby is currently a freshman at Georgetown University.
Caption under the photo: Abby Hartz is shown giving backpacks to HIP Afterschool scholars along with Elaine Maddon Curry, Program Director.